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Spanish Jews condemn antisemitic graffiti in Barcelona

The Federation of Spanish Jewish Communities (FCJE) has condemned the antisemitic graffiti that appeared in Barcelona on October 30 during riots orchestrated by far-right groups against coronavirus restrictions.

Parliament of Navarra rejects statement in support of university offering pro-BDS course

The regional Parliament of Navarra, in the North of Spain, declined issuing a statement in support of a public university which promoted a pro-BDS course.

Spanish Jewish leader emphasises role of education against antisemitism

The president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE), Isaac Benzaquén, emphasised the role of education to increase tolerance and to combat antisemitism in an interview for Malaga-based newspaper Diario Sur.

Spanish local politician blames ‘Jews’ for how ‘their government’ treats Palestinians

A local politician in Mallorca said Jews should be held accountable for supporting a government “that constantly violates the fundamental rights of Palestinians.”

Spanish Jews call on university to cancel pro-BDS course that encourages antisemitism

The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain (FCJE) has asked the rector of the Public University of Navarra to cancel a pro-BDS online course on the grounds that it will encourage antisemitism.

Excavations at historic Cordoba synagogue near completion

After 11 years, archaeological excavations at a site directly adjacent to the historic medieval synagogue in Cordoba, Spain should be completed next month.

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